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Board of Governors Fee Waiver Program (BOGFW)

Information on Board of Governor's Fee Waiver

Board of Governors Fee Waiver Program (BOGFW)

The Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver, available to eligible students, will waive your per unit enrollment fee at any California community college. Once you've qualified for the BOG Fee Waiver, it's important to ensure that you're meeting the academic and progress standards in order to keep it.

If you have lost eligibility for the Board of Governor's Fee Waiver and you need to submit an appeal, more information can be found on the Loss of Board of Governor's Fee Waiver Appeal webpage.

General Information

ONLY Eligible California residents, as determined by the Admissions and Records Office, can have their enrollment fees waived by:

  • Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or
  • Completing the California Dream Act Application or
  • Completing a paper, Board of Governors Fee Waiver Application (available online or in the Financial Aid Office)  Note: To maximize financial aid eligibility, students are encouraged to submit the FAFSA or California Dream Act Application instead of submitting a paper, Board of Governor's Fee Waiver Application).

Loan defaults, overpayment, poor academic performance, and failing to register with the Selective Service do not disqualify a student from receiving the Board of Governors Fee Waiver.

 

BOG Fee Waiver Academic and Progress Standards 

If you are a current or future BOG recipient, and receive below a 2.0 GPA and/or do not complete more than 50 percent of your attempted units, you will receive notices regarding your BOG Fee Waiver eligibility and/or priority registration status from El Camino College.
 

Grades Matter:

Sustain a GPA of 2.0 or higher / Complete more than 50% of your coursework.

Whether you plan to transfer to a four-year university or begin a career, El Camino College wants to help you achieve your educational goals. The Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver, available to eligible students, will waive your per unit enrollment fee at any California community college. Once you've qualified for the BOG Fee Waiver, it's important to ensure that you're meeting the academic and progress standards > (En Español) in order to keep it. Any combination of two consecutive terms of cumulative GPA below 2.0 and/or cumulative course completion less than  of 50 percent or less may result in loss of fee waiver eligibility.

How will I know?

You'll be notified within 30 days of the end of each semester by El Camino College if you are being placed on either academic (GPA) and/or progress (course completion) probation. Your notification will include the information that a second term of probation will result in loss of fee waiver eligibility and/or priority registration.

How to regain eligibility.

If you lose eligibility for the BOG Fee Waiver, there are steps you can take to have it reinstated. Information is available on the icanaffordcollege website (En Español). 

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 310-660-3493 or eccfaid@elcamino.edu.

 

Board of Governors Fee Waiver Application Instructions

  • Step 1:  Complete an admission application to the college. Use your name as it appears on your Social Security Card.
  • Step 2Complete the FAFSA, California Dream Act Application or submit Board of Governors Fee Waiver Application with required document(s), in person, to the Financial Aid Office (COM 103).

Successful Applicants will:

  • Receive an email acknowledgment confirming benefits.
  • Receive a waiver for enrollment fees ($46 for each credit unit) and health fee ($20 per semester) for Method A only.
  • Receive a reduced fee for a parking permit ($20 per semester).

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Last Published 7/6/17